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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Resurrection Men.
 
Grave robbers. First applied to Burke and Hare, in 1829, who ritled graves to sell the bodies for dissection, and sometimes even murdered people for the same purpose.   1
 


 Restora’tionists.Resurrection Pie 

 
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